Jackie Robinson readers theater baseball play

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Mackowiecki Lewis
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4th - 7th, Homeschool
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My 4th graders loved this resource! About to purchase another reader's theater from this seller to do with them next week!
My students love readers theater, this is great to practice punctuation and fluency. Great resource.


Here's a compelling play about Jackie Robinson. Over my nearly thirty years of using drama in the classroom, kids say this is one of their favorites to enact. This original script recounts the events surrounding Jackie's breaking of the color barrier through the narration of the Hot Dog Man and the Peanut Vendor at an "actual" ballgame today. (You can hear a podcast presentation of the play at ReadAloudPlays.com) Parts for from 7 to 13 actors, and suitable for reader's theater, podcast, or stage performance. Historical photos and comprehension questions are embedded in the script, which was originally published in Scholastic's Storyworks magazine. Also includes an additional comprehension activity and teachers notes/key. There's also a FREE Google Forms version of the quiz available here in my TpT store. Also consider downloading Box Brown's Freedom Crate, Juneteenth, or The Library Card, all available at ReadAloudPlays.com. Thanks!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.


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